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Dorothy Sarah (DeMoss) Murphy

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Dorothy Sarah (DeMoss) Murphy Obituary
Dorothy Sarah (DeMoss) Murphy

Des Moines - Dorothy Murphy passed away January 3, 2019, at Valley View Village in Des Moines at the age of 100. She was born April 10, 1918, in Wabasso, Minnesota, to Sylvester William and Grace (Purdy) DeMoss. She was a longtime member of Des Moines I.O.O.F. Rebekah Lodge and her husband was the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Iowa.

Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Janet Murphy and Sandie (Terrance) Heitter; John G. Jensen, son-in-law; Judith Gustafson, step-daughter; 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 12 great great-grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene; daughter, Karen Jensen; 6 sisters and 2 brothers.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 14, 2019, at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines, from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m., with services to begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be held at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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Published in Des Moines Register on Jan. 13, 2019
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